Birthlight Motherhood Yoga Training Course
6 June @ 9:30 am - 10 June @ 3:00 pm
Revitalize. Expand. Explore.
Motherhood Yoga Training Course
Birthlight On Tour is coming to Hong Kong!
Tap into femininity and learn to support women through pregnancy birth and beyond with our 30 hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education certification in Pregnancy Yoga, Birthing Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Baby Yoga.
This course teaches a philosophy of women’s yoga that starts from conception, and evolves through the stages of pregnancy, birth, continuing through postpartum. Asana and pranayama evolve and transform as the woman evolves on her journey, including her baby each step of the way! Taught by the inspiring Sally Lomas who shares from 25+ years of prenatal yoga experience and a true depth of wisdom.
Students will be certified to teach each aspect of Motherhood Yoga- to integrate these principles into an existing class or introduce a new class to their schedules. Tailored for yoga teachers, doulas and midwives, Birthlight On Tour is the perfect blend of theory, practice and teaching methods. The course offers a wide range of resources for creating flexible lesson plans and offering classes that are both professional and enjoyable.
The Yoga Room is a boutique yoga studio in the heart of Sheung Wan since 2008, where we specialize in small, yet high quality yoga classes which not only allow for a more comfortable, spacious setting, but also allows our teachers to provide a personalized experience during each session.
9:30am: Introduction to Birthlight philosophy. Spirals of Joy- A holistic approach. Overview of the course, principles of yoga in relation to Birthlight practices, warm up and sequences to focus on alignment, transitions. Rhythm and flow of Birthlight yoga. Micro moves, breath awareness, introduction to yoga for maternity. The aims and benefits of the practices.
11:30am: Demonstration class (visiting pregnant women).
1:30pm: Overview of the trimesters of pregnancy. The female pelvis – movements to facilitate birth, the advantages of upright positions, the principle of relaxed stretching. Teaching and practice of basic moves- pelvic centering, seated positions all fours, standing, breathing techniques, practices to bond with baby.
DAY 2- THURSDAY, 7 JUNE
9:30am: Warm up/ revision of moves. The Pevis and positioning. Wall practices, adaptations and use of props. Walks, sound practices, pelvic girdle pain, partner work. lesson planning Practice session in small groups Relaxation
1:30pm: Birthing lightly. Focus to the birth journey. Pelvis and pelvic floor in relation to birth. The birthing breath, psychological aspects of giving birth. Flowing sequences, practical aspects of teaching, the qualities of a great teacher. Closing yoga practice.
2:30pm: Teaching assessments- Group 1 (visiting pregnant women)
3:30pm: Teaching assessments- Group 2 (visiting pregnant women)
4:30pm: Debrief, Nuggets of Birthlight wisdom
DAY 3- FRIDAY, 8 JUNE
9:30am: Introduction to Birthlight practices for the 4th trimester. The aims of postnatal yoga. Basic principles of alignment and core strength. Pelvic floor, reverse breathing. Yoga for early postpartum recovery. Teaching and practice session.
11.30am: Demonstration and practice class (visiting postnatal women with babies)
1:30pm: Practice with focus to teaching points.. Standing practices, all fours, seated positions. Teaching and practice session. Prone positions, shoulder and arm sequences, diagonals. Teaching points and benefits. Relaxation for parents and babies together
DAY 4- SATURDAY, 9 JUNE
9:30am: Introduction to Birthlight baby yoga. The benefits for babies. Communication and bonding, sensory integration, baby cues, singing with babies, first contact, introduction to the hip sequences. Incorporating yoga for parents.
11.30am: Demonstration class. (visiting parents and babies)
1:30pm: Motor development in the first year. Physical and cognitive milestones, reflex to voluntary movements. Relaxed holds swings and dips. Prone positions, diagonals, shoulder and arm sequences . Teaching points and benefits. Lesson planning.
DAY 5- SUNDAY, 10 JUNE
9:30am: Teaching and practice. Revision of moves. Consolidation of learning. Revision of knowledge.
1:00pm: Final assessments- Group 1. ( visiting parents and babies)
2:00pm: Final assessments- Group 2. ( visiting parents and babies)
3:00pm: Final questions, closing
COURSE FEE – includes course manual
Early Bird Price: $7,900HKD (Ends 30 April)
Regular Price: $9,100HKD (Starts 1 May)
Course tutor: Sally Lomas